Here on the Gulf Coast, Independence Day is a weeklong celebration. In fact, there are so many fireworks celebrations happening this week that the Emerald Coast might be visible from space. (Okay, maybe not.) Still, Panama City Beach, the beaches of 30A, and Destin all have plenty of patriotic activities planned for families in the area. Here is a list of events taking place.
Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is hosting a Star Spangled Spectacular on Thursday, July 4 at Aaron Bessant Park (adjacent to Pier Park). POPS Orchestra will perform at 7:30 pm. Three fireworks shows will take place at 9 pm over the Gulf of Mexico at City Pier, County Pier and Grand Lagoon.
Rosemary Beach will host a Concert on the Green for families of all ages from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, July 4 on the Western Green. A fireworks show over the water will kick off at 8:45 pm, so arrive early to get the best spot on the beach!
Seaside’s Independence Day celebration begins with a concert by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra at 7pm followed by a spectacular fireworks display over the Gulf of Mexico at 9. The best seats in the house are located on the beach and at the Seaside Amphitheater.
SoWal.com put together a comprehensive list of Independence Day events happening along the beaches of 30A. Check it out here.
The Red, White, and Baytowne celebration blasts off with children’s activities from 6-9 pm, and live music from 7-9 pm. Then, Baytowne Wharf’s 4th of July Fireworks Celebration will begin at 9:15 pm with an awesome display over the lagoon.
The City of Destin will host their Independence Day Celebration, Bike Parade, and Fireworks on Wednesday, July 3 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm at Morgan Sports Center. Children 14 and under are encouraged to participate in the patriotic Bike Parade by decorating their bikes, scooters, and wagons for prizes. After the parade, families will enjoy games and live music leading up to the fireworks show at 9pm.
Harborwalk Village’s 4th of July Extravaganza on the Harbor begins with live music at 8 pm followed by a fireworks show at 9 pm. After the fireworks grand finale, enjoy more live music performances until 11 pm.